Gartner Expert

Denis Torii

VP Analyst

Denis Torii is an analyst in the Enterprise Operations group and current Key Initiative Leader for the ERP Leaders agenda.

Currently covering Composable ERP strategies, implementation methodologies and best practices for ERP application selection and support best practices. Cloud ERP adoption and support Strategies, ERP governance, third-party support for ERP are also covered by him.

Key ERP megavendors (SAP, Microsoft, Oracle) application-related discussions are also part of his daily conversations with clients.

Industries that Mr. Torii worked with in the past include automotive, agribusiness, process manufacturing, CPG and public sector entities.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Torii had several roles related to SAP ERP implementation initiatives (including global and complex deployments), from system integration expert to solution architect and project manager, including a sales executive position. He led multiskilled SAP functional teams, involving a diverse set of client industries, with strong experience in manufacturing companies (CPG, agribusiness and automotive).

Professional background


Business and System Integration Manager


Business and System Integration Consultant/Analyst

Areas of coverage


Enterprise Applications Evaluation and Selection

Enterprise Applications Implementation and Delivery

Enterprise Applications Operations and Evolution

Enterprise Applications Strategy


B.S., Electrical Engineering, Universidade de Sao Paulo (Poli-USP)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How are ERP megavendors (Microsoft, Oracle or SAP) latest ERP offerings positioned in the market, and how do we evaluate if they fit our ERP strategy?

2What are the ERP market and customer trends that should be incorporated into my ERP strategy?

3How to setup an ERP governance model that helps ERP strategies to be deployed and generate value across the application lifecycle?

4How to create a global ERP strategy that recognizes differences across different units and regions but at the same time seeks reasonable standardization across the enterprise?

5Do I really need an ERP strategy to start selecting my next ERP application? Why?